The Friends of the League School recently welcomed new members Jon Meterparel and Keith Esthimer. They share a commitment to the school’s mission of helping students with autism live to their fullest potential: socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally. The Friends of League School is a talented group of professionals who share their knowledge and expand the school’s network of ambassadors and advocates.
Jon Meterparel is a new morning co-anchor on Good Morning Providence, an ESPN college basketball play-by-play broadcaster, and has been the “Voice of Boston College Football” for 15 seasons. For 12 years, he was part of the “Dennis and Callahan” show team on WEEI Sports Radio. In addition to working behind the microphone, he serves as an adjunct professor of Broadcasting for Boston College and Lasell University, and lives in Sharon with his family.
“The League School has been a model for its response to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Jon. “Keeping students and staff safe is their number one priority, and school administrators have done everything they can do to make that a reality. Their strength and dedication, continue to make the school a special place.”
Keith Esthimer recently retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts having served 29 years as a Licensed Social Worker for the Department of Mental Health with a specialization in serving children with psychiatric diagnoses. He became familiar with the League School when collaborating with a local school system to place a day student. “I am struck by the school’s professional and caring approach to promoting each and every student’s individual potential,” said Keith. “It’s important that students access the proper setting for their challenges, and the League School’s admissions process focuses on that challenge.” Keith has been impressed with the Residential Program’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. “Advance preparation and contingency planning has kept residents safe while facilitating the continuation of customized learning programs.”
Keith holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Framingham State University and an undergraduate degree in psychology. Residing in Franklin, Keith enjoys volunteering and hiking with his family.